Harrison Leon Skeen, 82 of Ridge Road, Lexington, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2012 at his home.
A funeral Service will be 10:00 am Wednesday, in the Davidson Funeral Home Lexington Chapel conducted by Rev.Dr. Joe Coltrane and Dr. Wallace Gaither. Burial at Noon, with military honors at National Cemetery in Salisbury.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Tuesday at Davidson Funeral Home and other times at the home.
Mr. Skeen was born October 30 1930 in Randolph County to Robert G. Skeen and Stella Mae Ferguson Skeen. He retired from Yellow Freight and was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Thomasville. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army. He graduated from The Stamps Quartet School of Music in Dallas, Texas, where he developed a lifelong passion for ministry through song. He sang Bass for over 50 years in a southern gospel group, most recently with The Classic Carolinians Quartet. His parents and his very loving step-mother, Ila Mae Skeen, preceded him in death, as well as his sister, Melva Parker and his brothers, Harrison Burrow and Leon Burrow.
Surviving are his wife, Shirley Marr Skeen of the home, his sons, Woodrow Dane Milton and wife, Lisa, Thomas Daryl Milton and wife, Jennifer, Mark Christopher Skeen and wife, Alice, and Robert F. Skeen and his wife, Shane, all of Lexington, and Harrison Leon Skeen Jr. and wife, Teresa, of Missouri; his grandchildren, Ryan, Logan, Brandon, Kayla, Meghan, Tyler, Dillon, Christopher, Audrey and Alea; his great-granddaughter, Jaelyn; his sisters, Ann Burton and husband, Joe, and Jean Seward; his brother, Olin Skeen, and his special loving dogs, Tippy and Theodore.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 1801 Westchester Drive, High Point, NC 27262.
A special thanks to the Staff of Hospice of the Piedmont for all the love that was shown to Leon and his family.
Online condolences may be made at www.davidsonfuneralhome.net